This summer I am challenging myself to experiment with salads. I’m the type of person who is quite happy to have a simple garden salad, no dressing, every day…but I understand not everyone in my family feels the same. So I’m making an effort to make different salads, experiment with flavours, and not stick to my ‘norm’.
It’s also a great way to add more vegetables and fruit to your diet. As well as I eat, I still struggle to eat my daily recommended intake. So here is the first of hopefully a few new salad ideas I’ll share with you.
Its summer here in the land of Oz (Australia) and the sun has been shining. Naturally our bodies crave fresh food with this weather, and for me its all about the seasonal fruit. Watermelon has to be one of my favourite summer fruits to munch into. I remember sitting on the front step, as a child, with a huge wedge of this delicious fruit, munching away until the juice was dripping down my chin. Thankfully my kids have inherited my taste for it (hubby isn’t a fan). On a hot day like today, I came up with this refreshing smoothie to cool the kids down after school and sports. I had to have a glass too of course.
The best part of blending this up in something like the Thermomix, is that you are getting the whole fruit, not just the juice. Fruit naturally contains two types of sugars; sucrose and fructose. The sucrose can be taken care of by the body and processed properly, but fructose goes undetected until it hits the intestines. Here it can be absorbed and do all the wrong things. Fruit comes with fibre, which is the bodies natural helper in eliminating that fructose from it. If you are just juicing your fruit, you are missing out on that fibre. The whole fruit is always the better option.
Why haven’t I tried this before? You know that moment when you try something a little different, not overly radical or anything, but a slight tweet and omg it works and its amazing? Yes I had one of those moments this morning. I was making CADA (Coconut, Apple, Dates, Almonds) for breakfast this morning and thought “maybe I’ll toast it” and there you have it folks, my big bright idea.
I’m sure someone has done it before, its probably not even that exciting for most of you. Breakfast can be one of the most repetitive meals though, and to come up with something a little ‘new’ is exciting for me. Well, it started my morning off well.
Do you ever get bored of having the same thing on your plate night after night? Here I have a quick and easy recipe for you that makes a great side dish. Pair it with any meat or fish and Its just in time for the upcoming bbq season. Yes, its just coleslaw, but make it with my paleo mayonnaise and you have a delicious, easy and quick dish that is very versatile.
Sauces, mayo’s, and preserves are often the hardest thing to tackle when changing to better eating habits. Whats the big deal you ask? Most are filled with sugars to make them more palatable or improve the colour. They also can contain thickeners or fillers, that are made from grain based products. Many also contain artificial colours and preservatives. Basically, there are a lot of ‘things’ in them that aren’t very nice for our bodies. Continue reading
I know that the Rhubarb & Mixed Berry Crumble was a hit and that some of you even enjoyed it for breakfast, so I thought I would share another dessert recipe that is just as good for breakfast or any time of the day.
Its also so simple that you literally chop, sprinkle and bake. You can walk away, enjoy your families company, get ready for work and then come back to this delicious and naturally sweet dish.